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Evidence for a psychotic posttraumatic stress disorder subtype based on the National Comorbidity Survey

Shevlin, Mark, Armour, Cherie, Murphy, Jamie, Houston, James E. and Adamson, Gary (2011) Evidence for a psychotic posttraumatic stress disorder subtype based on the National Comorbidity Survey. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46 (11). pp. 1069-1078. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-010-0281-4

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00127-010-0281-4


Purpose This study assessed the distribution of posttraumaticstress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and psychosisindicators among a large sample of individuals with alifetime diagnosis of PTSD. The identification of a psychoticPTSD subtype was also predicted.Method Using data from the National Comorbidity Surveya latent class analysis was conducted on the PTSDsymptoms of intrusion, avoidance, and hyperarousal andthe psychosis hallucination and delusion indicators.Results Results indicated four latent classes, two ofwhich had relatively high probabilities of endorsing thehallucination and delusion indicators. These classes wereassociated with a broad range of traumatic experiences.One particular class had high probabilities of endorsingboth the psychosis indicators and the PTSD symptoms andwas associated with a broad range of comorbid psychiatricdisorders.Conclusion There was a candidate class that met thecharacteristics expected to be evident in a psychotic PTSDsubtype.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Psychotic PTSD, Community sample, Latent class analysis
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:33089
Deposited By: Prof Cherie Armour
Deposited On:26 Jan 2016 12:04
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:20

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